LEADING Ison Harrison law firm, with offices in Guiseley, Otley and Ilkley, has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards, one of the legal industry’s most prestigious events.
Victory goes to Ison Harrison in the mid-sized business category and this is the second year in a row that the company has been shortlisted for the award.
The awards ceremony took place last night (October 6) at New Dock Hall in Leeds.
The recognition coincides with a major milestone for Ison Harrison who earlier this year became wholly employee-owned after the three shareholder directors agreed to sell the business to an employee stock ownership trust which now owns the business. for the benefit of all 230 employees.
With a network of 17 offices and an annual turnover of over £17 million, the firm has grown into a well-known regional practice offering the widest range of legal services to thousands of individuals and businesses across the region each year. The company opened its new office in Wakefield in early September and plans for expansion are forthcoming.
Jonathan Wearing, Managing Director of Ison Harrison, said: “We are very proud to have been named the winner of the Medium Law Firm of the Year award after being shortlisted in the same category at this time last year. Doing better and winning this year is a major achievement and recognition for the hard work of our entire team.
“2022 has been a key year for the company after making the choice to become a 100% employee-owned company. In doing so, we believe we are really well positioned for the future. Employee ownership has ensured stability and continued job security for all of our dedicated staff and provides the perfect platform for future growth.This award is recognition for the entire team and recognition of the standards and application that we put into the service offered to our customers, which makes us determined not only to maintain these standards, but also to improve them year after year.